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School for the Ear – Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (I/II)

The "Sistema's" orchestra rehearses Beethoven's 5th Symphony. With Nikolaus Harnoncourt

School for the Ear – Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (I/II) The "Sistema's" orchestra rehearses Beethoven's 5th Symphony. With Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony with the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra

Under the heading "Party in the Felsenreitschule," the Munich daily Münchner Merkur boldly proclaimed: "Venezuela's Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra guests at the Salzburg Festival – and delivers the biggest audience hit of the summer." Two days after the concert reviewed by the Merkur, the ensemble united its massive forces once again for a spectacular concert in the Grosses Festspielhaus – another unqualified success! Rarely has an orchestra reached out and grabbed its audience in such a visceral manner; and even more rarely has such a feat been accomplished by an orchestra of youngsters between the ages of 12 and 26!

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  • Directed by:
    • Christian Kurt Weisz
  • Venue: Salzburger Festspiele (Salzburg, Austria)
  • Production date: 2009
  • Duration: 43 min
  • Production: © Unitel
  • Available version(s): EN
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